of Denpasar stands the monkey forest of Bukit Sari. It is featured, so
the Balinese say, in the Ramayana. To Kill the evil Rahwana, King of Lanka,
Hanuman had to crush him between two halves of Mahameru, the holy mountain.
Rahwana who could not be destroyed on the earth or in the air, would thus
be squeezed between the two. On his way to performing this task Hanuman
dropped a piece of the mountain here, Complete with a band of Monkey.
Of course this short
of legend isn't unique, Hanuman dropped chunk of landscape all over the place!
There's unique grove of nutmeg trees in the monkey forest and a temple,
Pura Bukit Sari, with an interesting old Garuda statue. Plus, of course,
there are lots of monkey, very aware of what visiting taurist have probably
bought from the local vendors - peanuts.
Take care, they'll
jump all over you if you've got a pocketful of peanuts and don't dispense
them fast enough. The Sangeh Monkey have also been known to steal tourist
hats, sunglasses and even, as they run away, their thongs! You find also
another Monkey forest at Alas Kedaton Village and Ubud Village
To enter you will be put on a charge of IRD 20,000 / person
If you want to enjoy the charm of the land lot is also a tour around that a lot of land in a single lane road, you may click on Full Day Barong & Kintamani Tour.